The Impact of Enterprise Systems on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Kingdom of Bahrain

International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, v. 7 (1) p. 49-57, 2014

10 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2014

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Sekhar Amba

New York Institute of Technology

Hussain Abdulla

New York Institute of Technology

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The study explored the benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning systems to small and medium enterprises in the Kingdom of Bahrain on improvement in decision-making ability, employee performance monitoring, resource management, cost reductions, cycle time reductions and organizational benefits empowerment and achievement. Data collected through survey questionnaire from 48 SME’s, of which 36 had implemented Enterprise System. The study found significant positive relationship between ERP implementation and improved decision-making ability, improved employee performance monitoring, the achievement of cost reductions and the achievement of cycle time reductions improved decision-making and performance monitoring. Thus, it is perceived, a wider adoption of Enterprise Systems by SME’s in Bahrain can help them to expand and achieve business growth, thus contribute to the economic growth of Bahrain, in line with the ambitious goals of the Bahrain’s economic vision 2030.

Keywords: ERP, SME, Bahrain Vision 2030, Bahrain

JEL Classification: N85, Q55

Suggested Citation

Amba, Sekhar and Abdulla, Hussain, The Impact of Enterprise Systems on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Kingdom of Bahrain (2014). International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, v. 7 (1) p. 49-57, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2456351

Sekhar Amba (Contact Author)

New York Institute of Technology ( email )

Kingdom of Bahrain
New York, NY 10023
United States

Hussain Abdulla

New York Institute of Technology ( email )

Kingdom of Bahrain
New York, NY 10023
United States

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